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WILD Act (S. 826)

Houston Safari Club recently signed on to the following letter of support for the WILD Act (S. 826). Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) and ranking Member Tom Carper (D-DE) joined with several other Senators to introduce S. 826, the Wildlife Innovation and Longevity Driver (WILD) Act.  S. 826, was passed in the Senate and now moves to the House of Representatives.  The WILD Act will promote wildlife conservation, assist in the management of invasive species, and help protect endangered species. The bipartisan legislation will reauthorize government conservation programs such as USFWS’s Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program and multinational wildlife conservation programs. The WILD Act would also establish cash-prize competitions for technological innovations in the prevention of illegal poaching and trafficking, management of invasive species, promotion of conservation, and protection of endangered wildlife. You can read the letter HERE

South African Firearm Registration Guidelines for American Hunters Have Changed

If the date on your United States Department of Homeland Security Certificate of Registration – CBP Form 4457 – has expired, it will no longer be accepted by the South African Police Services’ Central Firearms Desk. These are some helpful tips from Cindi Rulon of WELL Worldwide Energy Logistics Customs Brokers: CLICK HERE FOR CBP Form 4457 with 2019 expiration date To All Hunters near Houston, The most convenient Customs Office you should use to register your guns, binoculars, scopes, cameras, etc., with the new CF 4457 that has an expiration date of 08/31/2019: Customs & Border Protection 2350 North Sam Houston Pkwy. #900 Houston, Texas  77032 291-985-6805 There is free parking in the front of the high-rise building as well as garage parking. Best hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:30 pm.  If you need to register your guns on a weekend, you can go to: Houston Intercontinental Airport Terminal E CBP office on ground floor

Houston Safari Club and CIC-US Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Houston Safari Club and the United States Delegation of The International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (“CIC-US”) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), for the shared goals of the two organizations, to promote and advance sustainable hunting as a critical conservation instrument and the preservation of the hunting heritage.   This partnership will provide an opportunity for HSC to expand its conservation focus and efforts globally, working with CIC-US. Rick Capozza, President of the U.S. Delegation of CIC stated “We are honored by HSC’s commitment to support our mission to be the collective voice of American hunters on global conservation issues. We look forward to a long-term collaborative partnership with HSC”. ”HSC and its members proudly partner with CIC-USA and its efforts to fight wildlife crime, support sustainable use wildlife management, and preserve the hunting heritage”, states Joe Betar, HSC Executive Director.  The International Council for Game and

HJ Res. 69

Houston Safari Club recently signed on to the following letter urging the Senate to pass HJ Res.69, which the House already passed last week. Per Jeff Crane, President, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation:  While HJ Res 69 (previously numbered HJ Res 49) would specifically nullify the aforementioned AK rule, please consider the broader implications in voting in favor of this resolution:  The states have authority to manage fish and wildlife on federal lands (USFWS, BLM, USFS, NPS) as repeatedly affirmed by Congress, and cooperation is compelled to achieve both wildlife population and habitat objectives. This AK Final Rule is an example of failed federal cooperation and sets an undesirable precedent that could be replicated by USFWS on National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) nationally.  This AK Final Rule boldly preempts 3 federal statutes that grants the authority of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to manage wildlife for both recreational and subsistence hunting on

HSC signs on to Energy Conference AWCP Fishnet letter

Houston Safari Club signs on to the letter urging the energy conference committee for the inclusion of the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 (S.405) and other sportsmen-conservationist provisions that are contained in the House-passed SHARE Act (H.2406) in the final conferenced comprehensive energy legislation. Energy Conference AWCP Fishnet Letter

HSC Signs onto Statement of Principles in Support of Public Lands

Houston Safari Club recently signed onto a letter to both presidential candidates that covered the Statement of Principles in Support of Public Lands. This letter asked for them to confirm their support for public ownership of public lands and keep nationally owned land from falling into state and private hands.   Sportsmen’s Public Land Support Letter to Mr Trump Sportsmen’s Public Land Support Letter to Secretary Clinton
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